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Tor Fodnesbergene

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fagernes, Norway

Height:
6-2

Event:
Alpine

Birthdate:
10/03/1984

Experience:
2L

Sophomore (2007): All-American in the giant slalom, placing eighth at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 11th in the NCAA slalom ...Won the New Mexico slalom ... Recorded season-best finish of fifth at Utah ... Had four top-five finishes in 2007 ... Five career Alpine wins is third all-time at UNM ... Ranked fifth in slalom and giant slalom in RMISA ... Second team all-RMISA.

Freshman (2006): All-American in the slalom, placing third at the NCAA Championships ... One third of the Lobos men's slalom national championship team ... Also finished 12th in the giant slalom at the NCAAs ... Top-ranked in the giant slalom and No. 2 in the slalom in the RMISA ... Won two slalom races at the Alaska Anchorage meet in Park City, Utah, and the NCAA West Regional in Sugar Bowl, Nev. ... Won two giant slalom races, the Western State meet in Gunnison, Colo., and the NCAA West Regional ... Led all RMISA men skiers with four wins on the season ... All-RMISA honoree, posting nine top-10s in 12 races ... Alpine men's team tri-MVP.

Prior to UNM: One of the top recruiting targets in the world by most of the NCAA men's Alpine teams ... Member of the Norwegian National team and competed in the European and World Cup for Norway ... Was ranked 69th in the world in the slalom, by far the highest ranking of any collegiate skier ... Was also ranked 386th in the world giant slalom standings.

Personal: Born Oct. 3, 1984, in Fagernes, Norway ... Son of Harald Magne and Torild Fodnesbergene ... Attended NTG Ski Academy in Geilo, Norway, where he graduated in 2003 ... Majoring in Business Finance ... Also enjoys soccer, hunting and fishing ... Name is pronounced "tore FOD-nes-burr-gen".

Career Best Finishes
Slalom - 1st (3x) last at New Mexico (Taos, N.M. - Feb. 10, 2007)
Giant Slalom - 1st (2x) last at NCAA West Regional (Reno, Nev. - Feb. 24, 2006)

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